The Department of the Navy, the Office of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command respectively has released a pre-solicitation notice for the contract opportunity 58 -- 8(a) Incubator - Programmatic, Engineering and Logistics Support with N65236-17-R-0002 Solicitation Number.

This is an 8(a) Set-Aside, Firm Fixed Price, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract with Information and Technology as the primary requirement. Currently, the number of awards to be made by the Government remains unknown. According to the SPAWAR E-commerce website, the estimated value of this requirement is $125,000,000. Whereas the Small Business size standard is $38.5 million.

What Offerors should Know?

Interested Offerors for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWARSYSCEN) 8(a) Incubator should know that the scope of this contract covers the entire spectrum of non-inherently governmental services and solutions associated with the full system lifecycle support including research, development, test, evaluation, maintenance, production and fielding of sustainable, secure, survivable, and interoperable of:

  • Command
  • Control
  • Communications
  • Computers
  • Combat
  • Systems
  • Intelligence
  • Surveillance
  • Reconnaissance (C5ISR)
  • Information Operations
  • Enterprise
  • Information Services (EIS)
  • Space capabilities

In addition, support requires Program Management, Financial Management, and DoD Acquisition Life Cycle expertise and experience.

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Secondary Requirements

  • Architecture & Engineering Services
  • Engineering, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Information Technology
  • IT Services
  • Other Products & Materials
  • Professional Services


The Government intends to award the contract to the offeror based on  "best value" approach to the offeror whose offer is prepared in conform to the solicitation requirements, utilizing a tradeoff source selection process among cost and non-cost factors. The “best value” determination will be based on the merits of the offer and the offeror’s capability, and may not necessarily be the proposal offering the lowest cost, nor receiving the highest technical rating. On the contrary, if offerors fail to submit a proposal that does not meet the evaluation criteria specified in the solicitation will be determined unacceptable and may be rejected without further evaluation.

All the submitted proposals will be evaluated on the evaluation factors listed below:

  • Factor A: Management Plan
  • Factor B: Personnel Qualifications
  • Factor C: Past Performance
  • Factor D: Cos/Price

The Government reserves the right to award to a lower cost offeror when the offers are considered essentially equal in terms of technical capability, or when specific strengths and/or benefits associated with a technically superior offer do not support the payment of any associated cost or price premium.

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